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The Lilac Bouquet
by Carolyn Brown


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Come hell or high water, Emmy Jo Massey will have a wedding. After three generations of Massey women with children out of wedlock, she wants the whole town of Hickory, Texas, to witness the legitimacy of her union with Logan Grady. But dream weddings aren't cheap.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Come hell or high water, Emmy Jo Massey will have a wedding. After three generations of Massey women with children out of wedlock, she wants the whole town of Hickory, Texas, to witness the legitimacy of her union with Logan Grady. But dream weddings aren't cheap. So she accepts a highly lucrative stint as a home health assistant to retired realtor, and town recluse, Seth Thomas--a decision her great-grandmother Tandy is dead-set against.

Seth isn't happy about it, either. The eighty-two-year-old doesn't want a "babysitter"--much less a Massey--something he makes clear when Emmy arrives at his house, an empty mansion built for the woman who broke his heart. But as Emmy stays and the two eventually open up to each other, she learns the reason behind a feud between Seth, Tandy, and Logan's grandfather Jesse Grady that goes back six decades. She also uncovers a secret that forever changes how she sees her past and her future...


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781503943551
  • ISBN-10: 1503943550
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance
  • Publish Date: March 2017
  • Page Count: 302
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Romance - Contemporary
Books > Fiction > Contemporary Women
Books > Fiction > Family Life

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2017-01-30
  • Reviewer: Staff

Brown (the Broken Road series) meanders a bit, in an appealing way, in this contemporary tale of a tiny town with long-held secrets. When Emmy Jo Massey accepts a summer job as a personal assistant to cantankerous, elderly Seth Thomas, everyone in Hickory, Tex., warns her against it. However, Emmy Jo is marrying Logan Grady, and as the first in her family to be planning a wedding without the impetus of pregnancy, shes determined to make a splash the likes of which her hometown has never seen; that requires extra funds. Emmy Jos job is the target of particular vehemence from her sassy great-grandmother Tandy, a contemporary of Seths. It seems that something went down between them decades ago, and the curious Emmy Jo is determined to solve the mystery. The focus of the story is old small-town dramathe romance is a rarely visited subplotbut Brown pulls readers along for an enjoyable ride. Its impossible not to be touched by Browns protagonists, particularly Seth, and a cast of strong supporting characters underpins the charming tale. Agent: Erin Niumata, Folio Literary. (Mar.)

 
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